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Poster: cush11 Date: Apr 4, 2007 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Look the Gift Horse...

...Right in the mouth! I can't believe it! William Tell just offered, no strings attached what could be considered a "Best of 1968" One disc of each maybe, but some some of the rawest, fiercest, most primal GD of all time!!! And out of 35-40 views... I was the only one that responded??? Dummies... One man gathers what another man spills I guess...

:)


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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Apr 5, 2007 3:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

I would have responded to it if I were awake at the time. The post was made after midnight EST, and seeing that I have to get up at 5:30, I'm typically asleep at that time. As far as how many hits it got, it would certainly be higher if posted earlier, because us East-coast dwellers often miss out on some of the later posts until morning-time.

I'm glad you got them, cush! They should make for some fun listening!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 5, 2007 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

The alarm ruins my slumber at 5:00. I keep hearing about some worm that I can catch, but I'm not all that interested in worms.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Apr 5, 2007 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

I think Tell rigged it for me... His previous two giveaways have taken place while I'm working (I get off at midnight EDT)...

;)

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Apr 4, 2007 11:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

Actually, I think William's offer is cooler than cool, as is Mr. Tell himself if one is to judge from his posts. As for why more people weren't as quick to jump on--and while I grant you 35/40 views is confounding--as I glance down through the evening's posts, it doesn't seem like there's been much activity overall. The notable exception being Cliff's Spanish Jam thread. That puppy's pretty much ESSENTIAL READING any day of the week & twice on Sunday.

I'm wondering if William's generosity hasn't suffered from under-exposure.

Me, I'm a proud owner of all 6 shows mentioned. I am hoping, though the window's closed, some of the folks who haven't heard these shows will let Will's post prod them in the right direction. Will & Cliff know of what they speak.

1/20/68's non-negotiable. I can't imagine the ballroom era without it. 10/12/68 could change a man's religion.

I've been trying to reel in my acquisition mode too, though you know how that goes. Some great links & points in the right direction these last few days got me saying "Hello Zephyr" in short order. Cliff's post tonight WILL have me buying/revisiting Sketches of Spain in the next day or 2. Hell, I've got to get promised disks OUT--some of which are obscenely overdue.

Hope William doesn't get discouraged, generous soul that he is.

Peace.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 5, 2007 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

Its all in the marketing, cush!

If tell had called it the "West LA Fadeaway" boxed set, he would have immediately been inundated with inquiries...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-02.sbd.cotsman.17809.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 5, 2007 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

Thanks for all the kind words, guys, but as CLIFF said, our marketing department sucks...seriously, this is the way it goes each time (takes 30-50 views to get a taker, about 30 min), so I didn't expect anything else...and some may have 'address' issues (like I do) in terms of how they access, ability to reveal themselves however cryptically, etc.

I think CLIFF's posts have done more to stimulate folks to have a look at 68 than anything I have donated lately...I just find it easier to send a few disks than to put together an eloquent tribute to a song or a show as only the CLIFFSTER could...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 5, 2007 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

Cliff's not sure tell.

Folks here might look at the "bare-wires" 1968 shows we love and think Cliff and Tell eat their offspring...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-09-02.sbd.miller.22095.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Apr 5, 2007 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

1/22, 2/2, 2/14, 10/12, 10/13, 10/20, 12/29. Mickey & the Hartbeats.

Only eight of the reasons some of us need to bring mustard...

Seriously? I've had to buy another storage rack because listening to Cliff's had me pushing past maximum density months ago. I don't know if he's served up a single off-choice yet...

Peace.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 5, 2007 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

That 1974 German show might have been a little sketchy...

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Apr 5, 2007 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look the Gift Horse...

Don't remember that one, so I might have been spared. I by no means go after everything you mention (though I confess both 2/28/70 & 3/24/73--quickly noted & almost-as-quickly attended to--are very recent acquisitions...still must listen to the '73 gig...) My '67-73 stuff spiked dramatically after I started reading your posts. By fortunate timing, I'd gotten in line at Zephyr in roughly the same timeframe & things didn't get a whole lot less instantaneous than streaming at that point.

I goof off on this site plenty, but by far the biggest rewards I've gotten from here have been gained by simply paying attention. Sitting down, shutting up & listening to the folks who know what they're talking about. I'm really hoping more folks out there ARE paying attention to the posts/reviews/links that find their way here, by the folks who know.

Look at it this way: I've pretty much always been a Pighead, though he was well before my show-going era. It's only been through the last couple years (finding the LMA, reading reviews, etc.) that I've heard the bulk of my Pig experience. Scores of shows I never knew existed (e.g. 1/20/68) and moments I'd heard referenced often but didn't know where to look (e.g. Pig's Copenhagen Lovelight rap...and, yes, I now know it's been commercially released--and apparently well before I'd finished looking...)

I've found some of the stuff that's meant the most by listening to folks to showed me where to look.

Thanx for your end of that, Cliff.

Peace.

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